January 9, 2013

Renewable energy

bamboo bicycle Bamboo bicycles have been around since the 19th century, but it was only in the mid 2000s that they began gaining serious attention. They make a lot of sense to me. Unlike metals which need to be mined and processed in highly damaging and polluting methods to be usable, bamboo are some of the fastest growing plants in the world, and are, therefore, ecologically and even economically sustainable. I didn't see which particular company made this bike—the Philippines now has several—but it was on display at the Human Nature store (see yesterday's post).

5 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

How nice, it's really different, I like this idea!
Here in Belgium they use bikes a lot, and I'm thinking of buying one bike, a bamboo bike would be really cool here! :)
Léia

Tamera said...

Yes! Anything bamboo is a great alternative! I hope these bikes become popular worldwide.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like this idea a lot Hilda, environmentally friendly AND super cool

Lowell said...

Now this makes a lot of sense. I'd sure try one. I'd guess they're lightweight too. Can't beat the color!

Christian Lucas Sangoyo said...

Our government should be heavily promoting these! Ingenious!